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New Canaan Election Day 2012: Results

Results from the town are unofficial. Listed here, they will be confirmed Wednesday morning, according to the New Canaan Registrar of Voters.

 

New Canaan: Election Results

The following table breaks down how New Canaan constituents voted in all races affecting the town, putting those results into context by placing the tallies side-by-side against district, state and national figures.

Polling results came in from New Caaan at 2 a.m. Wednesday and are unofficial, according to George Cody, registrar of voters. They'll be confirmed in the morning and are not expected substantially to change, Cody said. Note: Complete Norwalk and Wilton results also were late coming through and were unavailable as of 2:30 a.m.

Winners are in bold. Click on each race name for details. What you see here is a snapshot as of 2 a.m. Nov. 7. For state legislature races, New Canaan's unofficial results have been added to the larger district tally and factored into the percentage vote.

President


Obama % Romney % New Canaan 3,804
35%
6,966
64%
Connecticut

662,113

57% 484,350 42% United States 53,528,142
50%
52,825,769
49%

U.S. Senate

 
Murphy % McMahon % Passarelli % New Canaan 3,796
36%
6,701
63%
131
1%
Connecticut 587,389
54%
483,319
44%
19,244 2%

4th Congressional District


Himes % Obsitnik % New Canaan 4,086
38%
6,532
62%
4th District
51,905
56%
40,799
44%

26th Senate District


Boucher % Curry % New Canaan 3,307
69%
1,492
31%
26th District
17,197
59%
11,788
41%

36th Senate District


Frantz % Dauplaise % Chevalier %  New Canaan 4,160
72%
1,530
26%
89
2%
36th District
22,217
61% 13,392
37%
738
2%

125th House District


O'Dea % Robbins % Bedell % New Canaan 5,878
67%
2,750
31%
165
2%
125th District 7,780
64%
4,182
34%
223
2%

142nd House District


Cafero
% Tepper % New Canaan 6,989
62%
3,320
68%
142nd District 13,284
38%
8,297
32%

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Good morning, and welcome to Election Day 2012!

Today, New Canaan residents go to the polls to choose a president, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative representing the 4th District, state senators representing the 26th and 36th Districts, and state representatives from the 125th and 127th Districts.

See below for information on where to cast your ballot and the list of candidates. We've also included how New Canaan voted in 2008, the year of the last presidential election, and 2010, the last mid-term election.

Read it over, then visit your local polling station between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. to make your voice heard! And be sure to check back here for updates throughout the day, including the announcement of the winners as soon as votes are tallied tonight.

Also, check out our live blog to see what voters and candidates across the state are saying about Election Day. This is also where you'll find live election updates all of the races affecting New Canaan.  

Around Town on Election Day

Election officials say they're seeing strong voter turnout, as of late Tuesday morning. As of 11 a.m., 4,278 ballots had been cast in town. Story here.

State and National Races

U.S. Senate

Chris Murphy (D) and Linda McMahon (R) are vying for the seat vacated by Joe Lieberman. (Click on "U.S. Senate" for updates, results and reactions.)

Fourth Congressional District

Jim Himes (D) and Steve Obsitnik (R) are after the seat currently held by Himes. (Click on "Fifth Congressional District" for updates, results and reactions.)

Connecticut General Assembly

26th Senate District

Toni Boucher (R) faces Democrat Carolanne Curry in this district, which represents a wide swath of Fairfield County towns. (Click on "25th Senate District" for updates, results and reactions.)

36th Senate District

L. Scott Frantz (R), an incumbent, faces off against Dan Dauplaise (D) for this seat. (Click on "36th Senate District" for updates, results and reactions.)

125th House District

Seeking to win the seat being vacated by longtime legislator John Hetherington are Tom O'Dea (R), Mark Robbins (D) and David Bedell (Green). (Click on "125th House District" for updates, results and reactions.)

142nd Assembly District

Lawrence F. Cafero, Jr. (R) and Kate Tepper (D) are vying for the seat currently held by Cafero. (Click on "142nd Assembly District" for updates, results and reactions.)

New Canaan Polling Places

Polls open at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m.

As Registrar of Voters George Cody has detailed, District 1 will vote at New Canaan High School and Districts 2 and 3 at Saxe Middle School, both of which received power Saturday.

Not sure what district you're in? Check out this Voting District Map.

How New Canaan Voted in 2008 (87% Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman)

PRESIDENT

  • Obama-Biden (D) — 5,187 votes
  • McCain-Palin (R) — 5,877 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 4st DISTRICT

  • Jim Himes (D) —3,301 votes
  • Chris Shays (R) — 7,305 votes
  • Richard Z. Duffee (G) — 74 votes
  • Jim Himes (WF) — 45 votes
  • Michael Anthony Carrano (L) — 81 votes

26th SENATE DISTRICT

  • John Hartwell (D) — 1,592 votes
  • Toni Boucher (R) — 3,102 votes
  • John Hartwell (WF) — 21 votes

36th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Mark Diamond (D) — 1,631
  • L. Scott Frantz (R) — 3,746
  • Zachary A. Chaves (G) — 123

125th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • John W. Hetherington (R) — 7,228

147th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • William M. Tong (D) — 669
  • Brent Yamell (Write-In) — 1

How New Canaan Voted in 2010 (66% Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman; SA=Socialist Action)

U.S. SENATE

  • Richard Blumenthal (D) — 2,772 votes
  • Linda McMahon (R)  — 5,308 votes
  • Richard Blumenthal (WF) — 56 votes
  • Warren Mosler (I) — 49 votes
  • John Mertens (CL) — 36 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 4st DISTRICT

  • Jim Himes (D) — 2,840 votes
  • Dan Debicella (R) — 5,307 votes
  • Jim Himes (WF) — 65 votes

26th SENATE DISTRICT

  • John Hartwell (D) — 1,000 votes
  • Toni Boucher (R) — 2,586 votes
  • John Hartwell (WF) — 21 votes

36th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Nancy E. Barton (D) — 1,234
  • L. Scott Frantz (R) — 3,155
  • David A. Bedell (G) — 55

125th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • John W. Hetherington (R) — 5,716

147th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • William M. Tong (D) — 362
  • Dennis E. Mahoney (Petitioning) — 319

[Editor's Note: In this election "hub" article, we had a "D" next to Tom O'Dea's name and a "R" next to Mark Robbins' name—we've swapped those back so they're accurate.]

Esprit de Corps November 06, 2012 at 07:42 PM
NEW BLACK PANTHER AT POLLING SITE IN PA Ms. Stephanie, there is another side to voter suppression. You picked PA as an example, but here is what is happening when a paramilitary black radical shows up at a polling place. Please comment. The link below gives details. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/06/new-black-panthers-back-at-philly-voting-site/?intcmp=related
Roy A. Abramowitz November 06, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Prediction: Electorial college: Romney 273, Obama 265
Tom November 06, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Lets have some fun. let it be an electoral tie.
NewCanaanVoter November 06, 2012 at 08:44 PM
According to Ballotpedia CT state laws says that, "First-time voters are required to present identification. Valid ID includes photo identification that features your name and address or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address." In other words, you don't need ID at all if you're not a first time voter.
Bar Dumbglen November 07, 2012 at 04:41 AM
I'll take the over under

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